WITH a nationwide lockdown in full swing, Brits are required to stay indoors unless shopping for essential food items and a brief exercise stint outdoors – making it pretty tricky to stock up on food when supplies run low.
So to ensure she has ample supply of groceries during her time in lockdown, one mum has shared her meal prep tips meal prep tips which allow her to store a generous amount of fresh fruit and veg while having zero waste.
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The savvy mum shared snaps of her impressive meal prep techniques to the Our Aussie Stockpiling Community Facebook group which showcases a huge supply of fresh fruit and vegetables as well has various meats including mince, sausages and cuts of steak.
The mum revealed that she washes and freezes all of her fresh produce so it stays fresh for longer, as well has cutting and storing them into individual portions for greater ease when comes the time to cook.
While most people are used to freezing portions of meat or already cooked meals, many were surprised to learn that the meal-prepping mum also froze fresh vegetables.
Captioning the photos, she wrote: "Times are tough and meal prep and freeze everything except lettuce and tomatoes, I just wash and freeze !! All my fruit and veges no waste."
Among the vegetables she freezes were asparagus and broccoli which were each cut up into small ready-to-cook portions, as well as pumpkin diced into bite-sized pieces with the skin left on.
Zucchini and cabbage were also among the chopped and packaged vegetables as well as bananas and various meat cuts bagged and frozen in individual portions.
Another photo also revealed a large chest freezer filled to the brim with her portioned and packed goods, which also stores multiple containers home to various pre-cooked meals.
By washing and freezing her vegetable straight away, the mum cuts down on food wastage by fresh produce going off within just a few days.
While many people were impressed by her thrifty and organised ways, some questioned how well the vegetables would defrost and wondered if it were wise to first blanch the vegetables.
One person asked: "Do asparagus freeze well? Do u blanch them first? ", while another asked about the zucchini.
But the woman insisted she doesn't blanch any of her vegetables and they all turn out perfectly fine.
Anther person said: "Oh my goodness, seeing all your pictures is extremely satisfying"
While another was left so impressed, she even offered the thrifty mum a task in doing her own.
She said: "Can I pay you to come and do this for me – just sayn!!!!"
Some others also shared their own tips is making fresh produce last with one person even suggesting dehydrating the veg for longstanding freshness.
With others offering up alternatives to freezing bananas to avoid them from going brown.
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